Effective walk: 6h10m Degree of difficulty- T4 track: here
video of the day The goal of today’s hike is not a summit but a shoulder of the beatiful mountain Tour Sallière, called l’Épaule(3010m). I started at the parking of the Lac d’Emosson, crossed the tunnel to the NO, in the East side of the Lac d’Emosson, i continued by this road to Barberine where it becomes a path, ignore the path to the Col de Barberine and continue next to the lake until reach the end of it, once at the north tip of the lake i’m at Combe des Fonds, i continue direction NE and a bit further the path disappears as i start to gain some altitude, the direction stays always the same, sometimes there are some cairns, i climbed in the small valley between l’Épaule(3010m) and Pointe d’Aboillon(2969m), before reaching Glaciers de la Tour Sallière i climbed straight north to join L’Épaule(3010m), once there the landscspe is very beautiful, i stay next to the East ridge of the Tour Sallière(T6), probably one day, in many directions the fog dominates the mountains but not the Dents du Midi, a perspective that i’m not used to have, together with Lac de Salanfe they form an outstanding view. Also when i was the summit i had the chance of having a gypaette barbu flying over me, it is always a very nice moment. After eating lunch i started the return, approximately by the same way, 2h15m later i returned to the starting point.